A MUM’S school has threatened to phone social services, all because she doesn’t want to go to parents evening.
Posting on Netmums, Leigh C explained that her child – who is in senior school – is a “model student” with “top marks in all subjects” and an 100 per cent attendance rate.
Getty – Contributor A mum was horrified when her child’s school threatened to report her to social services for skipping parents evening
The mum previously ignored an email and phone call telling her the meetings were now “compulsory”, but she wasn’t prepared for what happened next.
Leigh revealed: “Today, they’ve now been told that if parents don’t attend, it will be reported to Social Services as a safeguarding issue!!”
It’s sparked a fierce debate, with some branding the school “ridiculous” – and others asking why the mum is refusing to attend such an important event.
Among them was SM W, who wrote: “I think reporting it as a safeguarding issue is absolutely ridiculous.
“However it would take a social worker 30 seconds to look at you and realise there’s no probs (sic) so it doesn’t really matter.
“Why don’t you want to go though? Don’t you want to hear from your child’s teachers perspective?
“Your kid can’t be perfect at everything, they will may suggest areas that you can help support them in.”
While Katie D wrote: “Calling social services is odd and ott (over the top).
“But not wanting to go and not being interested in going and hearing about your child’s education is also odd. I actually can’t understand your point of view at all.”
Netmums She took to Netmums to air her annoyance – but some couldn’t understand why she would want to miss such an important event
And SLP added: “I doubt SS (social services) would appreciate the call. That said I can’t understand how anyone wouldn’t want to go to a parents evening, it’s even better when they are glowing reviews.
“My husband has sometimes missed them due to his job and it really bothers him, seems such a shame when you are able to.
“It’s showing your child support, it would come across to me you don’t care as they’re doing well, maybe they want you to hear their praises?”
But others have slammed the school, with Eva M saying: “I agree with you, this is very wrong of the school and way beyond their remit.
“People absolutely should not feel blackmailed or bullied into attending.”
And Andrew B felt it was the teachers who needed to be reported.
He said: “It is not a safeguarding issue and this needs following up as it will cause great worry to some parents.
“I would complain about an underhand threat that undermines any confidence you have in the schools management.”
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What Is A Shamrock, Why’s It Connected To St Patrick’s Day And Ireland And How Can You Make One?
ST Patrick’s Day day has arrived, with the raucous celebrations taking place far beyond Ireland’s shores.
The shamrock has been a symbol of the popular Irish festivity for a long time, which is an event of cultural and religious significance. Here’s everything you need to know about the lucky clover leaves, and how you can make your own in time for the annual occasion…
Getty Images The three-leaved clover has been linked with the Irish celebration for centuries
What is a shamrock?
A shamrock is a young sprig of clover.
Its name is derived from the Irish seamróg, which can be translated as “little clover” or “young clover”.
Even though the plants look extremely similar, the shamrock is different to the four-leaf clover.
These lucky plants have one extra leaf than the common three-leaf clover, so spotting them is often considered to bring you good luck.
Getty Images These revellers have donned their own shamrock-themed costumes for a St Patrick’s Day Parade in Ireland
Why are shamrocks linked to St Patrick’s Day?
The clover sprigs have become a symbol of the holiday because of Saint Patrick.
According to Biblical scriptures, the religious figure used a shamrock as a metaphor for the Christian Holy Trinity.
The three different leaves have come to represent the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Figures and artistic representations of Ireland’s patron saint are often pictured alongside shamrocks.
Jack Santino, an academic folklorist, explained: “The shamrock, whatever its history as a folk symbol, today has its meaning in a Christian context.
“Pictures of Saint Patrick depict him driving the snakes out of Ireland with a cross in one hand and a sprig of shamrocks in the other.”
Glamglow Is Releasing A My Little Pony Face Mask And 90s Kids Will Love It
IT seems there are endless ways of incorporating glitter into products – and this year we’ve already seen glitter brows, balayage and beer.
Beauty obsessives went wild for the Glamglow glitter mask last September, and the brand has now taken inspiration from one of our favourite childhood shows for an upcoming release.
Sephora This mask promises to tighten and firm the skin
My Little Pony is a cartoon which first graced our screens in 1981, but now its early fans are all grown up.
The adult fan base will therefore love the latest mask from Glamglow, who has teamed up with Hasbro to develop a face mask inspired by the franchise.
YouTubers Shayla and Chrisspy teased the product on their Instagram page and look seriously impressed with the bright glittery masks.
It uses the original formula of the GravityMud firming treatment, but is in three new funky shades – so is even more Instagrammable than the first mask.
mlp.wikia.com Pinkie Pie was one of the characters from the cartoon
The colours are all named after characters from the cartoon, so you can pick up the one inspired by your favourite, choosing from Princess Luna Black, Pinkie Pie Pink, and Twilight Sparkle Purple.
They’ll be releasing later this month on the US site and on Sephora (which ships to the UK), and cost the same as the original GravityMud, making it £42.
Shoppers love a product with a nostalgic touch, and these My Little Pony masks will probably gallop of the shelves, so you’d better be quick.
When Is Kate Middleton And Prince William’s Baby Due? Name Rumours And Royal Baby Birth Date Predictions
THE Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting their third baby and speculation is rife about the due date and what baby names are in the running.
Understandably, everyone is excited about a new member of the royal family. Here’s what we know so far…
PA:Press Association The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expecting a baby in April 2018
When is Kate Middleton and Prince William’s baby due?
Kensington Palace confirmed the news that a new royal baby is on the way on September 4, 2017.
On October 17, Kensington Palace confirmed on Twitter that the due date is in April 2018 and The Sun later exclusively revealed that the baby could arrive on St George’s Day April 23.
Typically couples wait until the three-month mark before announcing they are expecting a baby.
But the Sun’s Royal Correspondent Emily Andrews believes the Duchess was forced to announce the pregnancy early after to suffering with hyperemesis gravidarum (severe morning sickness) as she did in her previous pregnancies.
Getty – Contributor Kate was spotted at the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists on February 27
The Duchess made her first public appearance since announcing the pregnancy on World Mental Health Day after missing every official engagement for more than a month as a result of the illness.
She was spotted showing off her bump in a blue coat while visiting the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) in London.
Kate will have to follow a series of birthing rules to adhere to tradition when she welcomes the new arrival.
These include who must be told the news before anybody else, as well as who is allowed inside the room of the birth.
How old are Prince George and Princess Charlotte?
Wills and Kate announced in December 2012 that they were expecting their first child together.
On July 22, 2013, Kate was admitted to St Mary’s Hospital, where William himself was born and emerged with a son – Prince George.
In September 2014, the royal couple announced that Kate was pregnant again, with Princess Charlotte being born at the same hospital on May 2, 2015.
Getty – Contributor Kate showed off her baby bump in January 2018 as they opened a £59 million training centre for nurses, midwives and paramedics at the Coventry University
What are the name rumours for Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s third child?
William and Kate already have two children, Prince George and Princess Charlotte.
The gender of the new baby has not yet been announced.
Given the first two royal baby names, it’s no surprise that the bookies have picked very traditional names for their line-ups.
Sun Bets and Paddy Power have similar top six names for their odds.
Paddy Power’s latest odds on the most likely girl names are Mary (3/1), Alice (8/1), Arthur (8/1), Henry (10/1) and Victoria (10/1).
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